Villa Astor is certainly the most prestigious property in Sorrento nbsp Situated on the natural promontory with a spectacular view of the gulf of Sorrento facing Naples and Vesuvius it ... Read More >>
The villa is distributed over 5 floors: on the lower ground floor there is the fitness area with various pieces of equipment and two panoramic lounges; moving up to the floor above via a beautiful marble staircase we enter a central corridor that leads to three spacious reception rooms from which it is possible to access the large panoramic terrace with views of the gulf of Sorrento; the living room with its original flooring and frescoes; the music room with a grand piano and the double dining room with access to the panoramic terrace furnished with table and chairs for eating “al fresco”. On the opposite side is the spacious professional kitchen with double oven which leads into the internal courtyard with wood burning oven.
Going up further we come to the ground floor that contains the main entrance with marble flooring and columns, archeological finds and precious decorations and faces onto the panoramic terrace. To the side is a beautiful living room, also looking out onto the terrace, the study that was used by Benedetto Croce during his stay in Sorrento and a library.
The night area begins on the first floor with the master bedroom with fireplace, living room and marble bathroom with bathtub and shower and a second double bedroom with bathroom with bathtub and shower.
We then go up to the second floor which has four double bedrooms each with en suite bathroom, three with shower and the fourth with bathtub and shower.
On the floor above there is a large sun terrace with a panoramic view of the gulf of Sorrento.
All the bedrooms have flat screen TVs and safes.
In an annex located near the villa there are 4 double bedrooms each of which has a bathroom with shower, the quality of the bedrooms is inferior to those inside the villa.
Villa Astor is certainly the most prestigious property in Sorrento. Situated on the natural promontory with a spectacular view of the gulf of Sorrento facing Naples and Vesuvius, it has a garden that is considered to be one of the twenty most beautiful gardens in Europe, with more than seven hundred species of plants, including timber trees and exotic plants, enhanced with decorative elements of various origin assembled with the typical collector’s flair. The park covers an area of around three hectares, with gentle terraces that descend down to sea level.
An internal cave leads from the swimming pool to the sea.
The very first information regarding the land occupied today by the garden of Villa Astor dates back to the first century A.D. In that period, Agrippa Postumus built a sumptuous dwelling there, embellishing it with valuable marble and precious Greek and Egyptian works of art.
Over the years Villa Astor has hosted some very important personalities from the world of literature and beyond such as Ovid and Torquato Tasso.
From 1943 to 1945 it was the residence of Benedetto Croce, built in a neoclassic style, filled with stunning views of the landscape and elegant architectural works. It is furnished using unique pieces realized by the great maestros of the past that enhance each ambient with a touch of style.
The antique paintings, just like all the other antique objects, are unique and for this reason maximize every environment with originality, making the house unlike any other.
The villa is situated in the center of Sorrento, along the road that leads to Marina Grande, the old fishermen’s port that still maintains its traditional character but which, over the years, has undergone a gradual yet pleasant evolution and is famous for its good restaurants.
The villa has all mod cons: heating, air conditioning, WI-FI internet connection, satellite TV and a safe in every room, Chef and domestic staff, night watchman.
The villa also has a lift/elevator which goes from the car park up to the second floor.
*This is a private, independent villa, but prices and surface area change according to the number of people.
Amalfi - 32 km
Positano - 18 km
Sorrento - 10 min
Airport: Napoli - 53 km
This is a private, independent villa, but prices and surface area change according to the number of people